Famous performer Kaushiki Chakraborty felt that the daylight, music and a sweet breeze returned her life when she stepped on to the phase to perform at a show as of late following a hole of five months.
Tabla maestro Anindo Chatterjee repeated her sentiments when both recorded their shows in an assembly hall in Kolkata for the second period of SwaraZankar online performance composed by Pune based SwaraZankar, beginning in October.
The way that the hall was vacant aside from the professionals recording the show and their backups, didn’t make a difference to both.
“This is an important initiative to bridge the gap between the artists and the audience in these exceptional times. It gives an opportunity to us to perform and show the audience how much their blessings and encouragement matter to us,” Chakraborty said in her message to the audience.
Chatterjee depicted it as an astonishing and novel involvement with these troublesome occasions. “As we can’t go to a hall, this is a brilliant chance to tune in to driving craftsmen in the solace of your homes,” he said.
SwaraZankar Hub, a brainchild of musician Rajas Upadhye, was dispatched when the Covid-19 pandemic shut down shows and concerts in mid-March. Thinking about the vulnerability of web availability, Upadhye chose to record the shows in a disinfected assembly room so the crowd get the best sound video involvement with standard with a show in a theater. Endorsers are allowed nearly 30 days to sign in and appreciate the show they have booked.
“As many as 1,500 families from India and 300 from the US, the UK, Australia and Europe subscribed for our first two online festivals Bhaktirang and SwaraMalhar starting in July which featured vocalists Rahul Deshpande, Shaunak Abhisheki, Raghunandan Panshikar, Anand Bhate, Manjusha Patil, violinist Atulkumar Upadhye and others,” Upadhye told TOI.
For the third celebration named ‘Supernatural Mornings’ which centers around morning ragas, shows were recorded in Pune and Kolkata. “We have 25 concerts, talk shows and artist interactions planned from October to December. Prominent artists include Kaushiki Chakraborty, Anindo Chatterjee, Rahul Deshpande, Dilshad Khan, Ronu Majumdar, Samrat Prasad, Rakesh Chaurasia, Tejendra Majumdar, Indrani Mukherjee, Vijay Ghate, Shakir Khan, Bikcram Ghosh among others,” Upadhye said. The streaming will begin from October 1.
Music sweethearts have the alternative to enlist for the whole three-month projects or month to month shows or even individual show of their preferred craftsman. “All the concerts will be available on SwaraZankar Hub till January 31, 2021 to enable music lovers to enjoy them at their convenience,” Upadhye said.
This time, they have included independent exhibitions of tabla, woodwind, sarangi, sarod, sitar and santoor other than vocal shows. Shows and related projects scheduled for every month will be transferred on the main day of the month.
Music darlings said the shows were a “complete auditorium experience”. A senior resident stated, “I could not attend a music concert for the last two years. So, this online music festival came as a boon. There was no time restriction and no worries about arranging transport to go to the venue.” Another music darling said the sound video quality was positive.
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